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Kenya: From Hyenas to Humpbacks
from ridge to reef
The classic safari, reinvented. Exploring how art, recycling, & public health affect conservation in Kenya.
This trip was named one of National Geographic Traveler's 2014 "Tours of a Lifetime"!
Oceanic Society reinvents the "classic" safari.
Our program provides a quality nature experience, visiting the prominent National Parks during the height of the migration season, and ending up snorkeling and whale watching on the coast of Kenya.
Along the way we have created opportunities for the traveler to engage and become informed by local community conservation project leaders and artists. This program is designed to create a life-changing experience allowing the traveler to come away with not just pretty pictures, but also firsthand exposure to how local community needs and ingenuity play a role in modern day conservation of predators and marine resources in Kenya.
Trip Leader: Wayne Sentman
For this program our guide is longtime Oceanic Society naturalist Wayne Sentman. Wayne has a Master's degree from Harvard University in Environmental Management, a diverse background in marine mammal and seabird research programs, and has helped to teach undergraduate field research programs in Laikipia, Kenya since 2003. Wayne has been leading educational programs all around the globe for the last 20 years.
In general, our guides have a background in conservation research and have visited the communities we work in for multiple years. The combination of their natural history knowledge coupled with familiarity of the community members in areas we visit enhances the group experience. This is done in part by helping participants make a connection to natural places, and between wildlife conservation and the human communities that exist alongside the wildlife we are viewing. We look for guides that are exceptional in that ability.
Trip Cost: $6,400+ $850 park fees per person. Single supplement $2,100
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Day 1: Arrival - Nairobi
Accommodation: Fairview Hotel
Day 2-4: Laikipia
Accommodation: El Karama Eco Lodge
Day 5-6: Meru National Park
Accommodation: Accommodation: Murera Springs Eco Lodge
Day 7-10: Masai Mara
Accommodation: Ilkeliani Tented Camp
Day 11-14: Malindi (Watamu)
Accommodation: Hemingways Watamu
Day 15: Watamu - Nairobi (by air) - Departure